Snow Scene

I went to Reading this morning for a final visit to the surgeon who did my operation. All seems fine, and he was very pleased with my progress. He did, however, insert a camera ‘where the sun don’t shine’ for an internal examination. Not something I’d recommend to friends! I’ve just completed the snow scene […]

Decisions, Decisions.

For the past 35 years I’ve made my own Christmas card out of one of my paintings. Too many people collect them, it seems, so it would be discourteous to stop now. This year I decided to paint a ‘Snow Queen’ picture based on one of the window displays I saw in Fortnum and Mason’s […]


When 21-year old Emma Sheppard reached the checkout at her local Tesco the other day she was asked for ID. Why? Because the checkout girl was holding a pack of teaspoons Emma had bought. Apparently the UK’s Criminal Justice Act makes it an offence for anyone under the age of 16 to be sold knives, […]

War Horse

The highlight of my week was undoubtedly on Wednesday. Joanna had booked tickets for ‘War Horse’ at the New London Theatre in Drury Lane. Brian and Jane picked me up just after five pm. How we managed to get to Sarastro’s restauarant in London – which I’d booked for just one hour later – in […]